Flower Trees Shout to Everyone:
"I'm getting married,
come this way"!
Flower trees (also called topiary trees) are a great decoration for wedding ceremony rooms and receptions. We commonly use them either side of a doorway to mark an entrance. If you want to make a big entrance this is the way to go!
The photo above shows a pair of flower trees that we created for a wedding at Walton Hall, Warwickshire. The trees were placed either side of the doors that led from the reception room to the beautiful terrace grounds outside. The flowers we used were gerberas and chrysanthemums against a background of silver and dark green foliage.
Flower trees can easily be created so that the color theme coordinates with your bouquet and other wedding flowers.
How Flower Trees are Made
Although they are in the shape of tree, flower trees are made from individual flowers that are fixed to either a framework or floristry foam base. They can be of varying height from an 18inch centrepiece, to a 4 feet tall tree as you see in the photo above (or even bigger if you really want to show off!)
A lot of time and effort goes into creating these topiary trees but the results can be fantastic.
If you are thinking of creating some yourself, it's really important to get the mechanics correct. The tree can be top-heavy when filled with water for the flowers. The last thing that you want is your tree crashing to the ground on your wedding day.
Alternatives to Flower Trees
Here are a couple of alternative ideas to mark the entrance to your ceremony or reception room:
- Bay Trees - Place a pair of bay trees either side of the doorway. When we hire out bay trees we dress them in stylish planters and finish them with luxurious ribbons that coordinate with the colors of the wedding.
- Pedestal Flower Arrangements - A pair of flower arrangements on tall pedestal stands can look striking at the entrance to a wedding. Making the arrangements mirror images of each other can add to the effect.
Return to The Wedding Flowers Guide Home Page